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GUEST,Reiver 2 Lyr Req: Little Big Horn (28) RE: Lyr Req: Little Big Horn 12 Aug 01


Just a trivia note from a Little Big Horn buff: the name of the Hunkpapa Lakota war leader is normally spelled Gall (at least in every account of the battle I've ever seen, which is quite a few) rather than Ghaul (see the 2nd stanza) above. I've never seen it spelled that way anywhere else. Not very important, but just for the record.

One further note: Gall is referred to in the book KILLING CUSTER, as having "fought the longest and hardest of any warrior that day (and) also lost the most -- his wife and children were killed by the soldiers." Sitting Bull apparently did not take a major part (some accounts say he wasn't involved in the fighting at all) in the actual fighting. Years later a scheming and unscrupulous Indian Agent induced Gall to brand Sitting Bull a coward, a charge that is patently false.


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